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SUNDAY SCHEDULE

9:00 AM  Early Worship

10:00 AM  Discipleship Classes for all ages

11:00 AM  Morning Worship & Children's Church


Nursery care and teaching is available in all services for infants - kindergarten.


OUR LOCATION

We're located one mile south of the City of Perry on M-52.  Entrances to the church are located on M-52 and Ellsworth Road.

3100 Ellsworth Road

Perry, MI  48872


WHO WE ARE

We are a Christ-centered community where we deepen our relationships with others as we grow in our relationship to God.  We welcome you to our community.   Our name, “Church of the Nazarene” speaks to who we are.  Nazareth was the hometown of Jesus and was not viewed positively by many people (John 1:46).  Those who grew up in Nazareth were not the powerful, elite or glamorous.  When early Christians were called “Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5) it was not a complement.  So when we call Jesus “the Nazarene,” we’re reminding ourselves that Jesus isn’t for a select group of people. He’s for everyone who seeks him – whether rich or poor; educated or uneducated; healthy or sick; powerful or powerless!  That’s why we try to be the Church of the Nazarene, because “the Nazarene” came for people like you – people like us – people who seek him.

what we believe

We believe that all people are in need of God’s love and that no one is beyond God’s grace and forgiveness.  We have confidence in God’s power to change us from the inside out and live out of the overflow of God’s love.  We believe nobody is trapped being only what he or she is today.  God will give change-power to those who believe in Him—not just to forgive past sins, but into becoming more like Jesus Christ in thought, word and deed.   God will change us as we grow closer to Him in a community marked by His love, grace, peace, joy and forgiveness.  

STAFF

  • Timothy Harmon, lead pastor

    Pastor Tim Harmon has been lead pastor of the Perry Church of the Nazarene since 1990.  He is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary.  He considers it his primary task to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness.  He is married to Sandy and they have three children:  Megan, who is married to Matt, Eric and Katie.  They also have one grandson, Dawson.   Growing up in Ohio, he is an avid Buckeye fan, while thoroughly enjoys worshiping with Spartans and Wolverines alike.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading and playing golf.

  • Kylie alleman, interim worship LEADER

    Kylie has been a part of Perry Church of the Nazarene for three years. In May 2015, she graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in Worship Arts, and that following August she married Caleb. One of Kylie’s greatest joys is sharing the message of Christ through worship with others. In her spare time, she loves singing, reading, writing, doing puzzles, crocheting, and really any type of crafting.

  • sarah bawks, elementary children's director

    Sarah Bawks graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English and certification in Elementary Education.  She taught first grade until she and her husband were blessed with their three children.   Sarah was a stay at home mother for many years and was called to disciple her own children.   But the Lord expanded her call beyond her own to other children as well.     She is currently pursuing a course of ordination as a Children's Pastor.  Family is very dear to her and she believes there is nothing better than being together and helping draw others into a joyful relationship with the Lord as they learn to trust in Him.      

  • aaron brawner, youth pastor

    Pastor Aaron grew up right here in Perry and after leaving for a few years, moved back to the area with his wife Erin in 2011. He graduated with a degree in Youth Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University in 2006 and is so grateful God has called him back home where he has the opportunity to share the Good News of God's love for us shown so perfectly in Jesus!  He loves having fun with students (cause you know God created fun!), serving the people of this community, preaching, leading small groups, doing pastoral counseling, and building relationships with students! In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, watching movies, reading, photography, singing and playing guitar (especially leading worship).  He also enjoys his other part time job (and extension of ministry) as a bus driver for Perry Schools where he gets a chance to get to know students with whom he may never have otherwise come into contact.

  • stacy smith, executive assistant

    Stacy Smith has been part of our church since 2003 when she and her family walked into a church worship service for the first time.  The church embraced them as they helped them to know Jesus and their family has called Perry Church of the Nazarene their home ever since.  She is a graduate of Michigan State University and is currently pursuing ordination.  Stacy manages the administrative, communication and facility needs of the church.  God has also gifted her with a passion for teaching and she enjoys leading Bible studies, especially with people new to the faith.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, quilting, cooking and spending time with her husband and three boys.